i really hate people who think that “freedom of speech” means “i can be as rude and insulting as i want and you’re not allowed to get mad”
I’m sorry if you guys are tired of photosets like these from me, but I personally will never get tired of celebrating my success in returning to a weight that is healthy for ME.
I often get questions about what happened and whether I had an eating disorder. I did not. I do, however, live with panic disorder, and for a long time the only dose of medication that was strong enough to stop the anxiety from destroying my life ended up hurting me in a completely different way. I lost my appetite entirely and even the best foods tasted like sawdust to me. I didn’t eat nearly enough. It was a downward spiral all winter and by December, I was almost medically underweight, and definitely below what was healthy for MY body. I felt tired and lightheaded constantly, was often irritable, almost passed out every time I stood up, and just generally felt like complete crap.
That month, I made a vow to myself that I was going to get healthy again and take back my life. I wanted to have energy to do things again! And I wanted to feel as strong as I used to. I ran a 5k a year ago. I lifted weights, I had endurance, I felt tough and badass. And then anxiety creeped in and threw me off course entirely.
Do I regret going on the medication? Absolutely not. It saved me. It allowed me to function as a normal person and not have crippling panic attacks several times per day. What I do regret is not monitoring myself more and talking to my doctor about the side effects. If I had taken more preventative measures, my weight loss might not have gone as far as it did. Please don’t be scared to take medication if you need it. Please DO talk to your doctor right away if you start noticing side effects.
Anyway, this is getting long. I guess I just wanted to say that I did it. I am much healthier and happier than I was then. I’m still on the same dose of medication, but I’m being more careful now. And in monitoring myself and making special effort to eat more often, my appetite has returned to almost what it was before. I feel a thousand times better.
Weight loss is not synonymous with health. Take care of yourselves, guys. ❤
yet another amazing true story of a bad ass, courageous, and inspiring heroine that has NOT been made into a movie
there is an Irena Sendler movie…
IS THERE REALLY
what is it called and where can I watch it??? link??
I can’t link you, unfortunately, but the movie’s called “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler” and it has Anna Paquin and the Croatian guy from ER in it. It might have been a made for tv movie?
FOUND IT and it is awesome. Irena is played by Anna Paquin!
Viserys is an actual butthole. wow. wowowowowowoww.
"THEY NEVER GAVE ME WHAT SHE HAD IN THERE"
YEAH BITCH BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T DO NOTHING TO EARN ANYBODY’S RESPECT…
SHE LITERALLY JUST ATE A HORSE HEART RAW WHILE PREGNANT AND DIDN’T EVEN THROW UP. I MEAN.
SHE LEARNED THE LANGUAGE
SHE LEARNED HOW TO GET HER HUSBAND ON HER SIDE
SHE STARTED ACTING LIKE A QUEEN/KHALEESSI AND TAKING COMMAND
ALL YOU EVER DID WAS ACT LIKE A SPOILED BRAT THAT MOLESTED HIS SISTER AND LOOKED DOWN ON OTHER CULTURES, CULTURES OF PEOPLE WHOSE HELP YOU SORELY NEED. SO GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE WOWOWOWOWOW.
I’m going to assume before I begin that you’ve only seen the television show and haven’t read the books. But Viserys did more than Daenerys ever did to earn respect.
They just barely explain it in the show.
When Viserys was around ten years old, his father had been murdered, his brother was dead, his aunt and niece and nephew had been butchered in their beds, and his mother died giving birth to Daenerys. The only guardian they ever had after that died of a fever, and he and the very little Daenerys ended up on the streets.
Viserys has no vocation, no trade, nothing. So this ten year old boy had to not only live as a street urchin, but he had to somehow provide for both himself and his sister. He had to go from city to city, begging the magisters and archons to let them stay with them, to feed them and clothe them. It was a very hard life for him, especially given that he knew he was to carry the burden of the Targaryen dynasty on his back.
By the time A Game of Thrones picks up, Viserys had been living that life, playing Dany’s mother, father, brother all in one, for almost thirteen years. Viserys’ soul withered away because he lived the life of a beggar who constantly had doors slammed in his face, who had never had a single ally despite having the actual true claim to the Iron Throne.
Imagine what that does to a person. And then, after having lost pieces of his soul along the way just to take care of himself and his little sister… that little sister rises higher than he could dream. It’s almost a mockery to him that he’s worked his entire life for that and she gets it without doing anything at all. It’s very hard for him. And then she slowly eases him out of her life entirely. It’s no wonder he acted so badly. He was in a very serious downward spiral.
So you might want to think about that while you hero worship his sister and scream in capslock that he never earned anything or that he deserved to die in a particularly cruel and painful way.
You’re absolutely right, that does add a lot of context. Thank you.
I haven’t had the time or energy to read the books (I barely have time or energy to watch the show), I initially planned to read them first but life got in the way.
I was only reacting to what I had seen of these characters. But at that point, from what I had seen, he was just completely and utterly a butthole(I stand by my accusation that he is a butthole.)
With that in mind, I think I would still say that his actions toward his sister (within the timeframe of the show) are shitty and unwarranted. He basically sold her off into a marriage to a violent king whose language she didn’t speak, and then when she thrived in a difficult situation(that he mostly put her in), he gets angry and threatens her.
She (and many other characters) respond to difficult situations with strength or wisdom or determination. And I feel like molesting your sister, attacking her, telling her you would let 40,000 men rape her for your own sake, are inexcusable. His experiences made him cruel and spiteful rather than strong and wise.
Mostly what I was reacting to was that specific line that they never gave him that love and admiration that he so desperately wanted. It pissed me of because he basically assumes that his sister was just given everything with no effort. Essentially I got angry at him because you always have to earn respect. much like me, the Dothraki didn’t see him clawing his way from starving orphan to where he got, so what reason do they have to respect him? He could be the toughest character and gone through the most but they would never know that because he didn’t show them(to my knowledge) and so they wouldn’t respect him. (I hope that explains my point.)
This is all just my opinion based on my experiences and who I relate to based on what I have seen. If/when I read the books, my opinion on him may change.
He didn’t deserve what happened to him. In life, or in death. But that seems to go for everyone in this damn story.
Anyway, I didn’t mean to offend you, or anyone. I was just writing my gut reaction, and frankly no one looks at my posts anyway. Thank you for informing me!
i know and the worst part about this is that i actually think this happened in the episode :c
me ToO BC I RWMEMVER IT
are u printed on a popsicle stick? bc ur a joke
can’t handle these.
your url is making me nervous
I took my girlfriend to an improv show the other night and during intermission we were passionately arguing over whether half a 5 Hour Energy shot would give you 2.5 hours of energy or 5 hours of half-assed energy so we turned around to ask the opinions of the three people behind us and one of them said “Are all your arguments like this because we heard you in the lobby earlier fighting over the right way to pronounce ‘egg’?”